Curling For Emily’s Hope

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UPDATED 12:54 p.m. 

KELOLAND’s Casey Wonnenberg stopped by the Scheels Ice Plex and checked out the Sioux Falls Curling Club’s fundraiser for Emily’s Hope. 

She caught up with KELOLAND’s Angela Kennecke to talk about the event. You can see the interview below. 


7:12 a.m. 

For those looking for something to do this Friday afternoon. The Sioux Falls Curling Club has teamed up with Emily’s Hope to put the “fun” in fundraising.

Starting at 11 a.m. Friday, you can head on out to the Scheels IcePlex and try your hand at curling.
All proceeds will be donated to the Emily’s Hope Foundation.

Folks can come out to the Scheels IcePlex to go curling, eat some food, and help support a good cause.

“The Sioux Falls Curling Club will be there – the main presence – to assist with new curlers. Those that have curled before will be out here helping out as well,” General Manager of the Scheels IcePlex Brian Prisbe said.

“We try to do things like this every year. We bring in kids and try to teach them the sport of curling. And when Jeff and Angela came to us and said, ‘Hey. We’ve got this foundation we’re starting; we’re looking to help community members struggling with addictions,’ we were in,” Event Coordinator for Siouc Falls Curling Jake McKenzie said.

Through curling, they’re hoping to have some fun and spread awareness about the effort. But you don’t have to be a professional to give it a “curl.”

If you’re looking to try something new, come on down to the Scheels IcePlex and they’ll teach you how to curl.

“You’re going to spend time on the ice, you’re going to throw stones, you’re going to practice sweeping, you’ll actually get to do everything you would do for curling,” McKenzie said.

The lesson will go for about 45 minutes. Along with that, there will be lunch provided by Jekyll & Hyde Barbeque. You’ll even get to watch, and participate, in curling matches

And they couldn’t be happier to help out.

“It’s incredibly important. We’re very lucky, it’s such an unusual event and to be able to support the community that, you know, gave birth to us, it’s fantastic,” McKenzie said.

“It’s a very simple way to try something new, have fun doing it and do it for a great cause,” Prisbe said.

Tickets are still available for the event, even up to the last minute.

You can register for tickets online at their website.

It starts at 11 a.m and if you’d like to know more about Emily’s Hope, click here.

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